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Generic but cute, ‘Children of Kamiari Month’ is a trope-filled story about grief

Why do so many anime movies always seem to have to deal with grief? I Want to Eat Your Pancreas, Ride Your Wave, Josee, the Tiger and the Fish, BELLE…Those are the ones just from the top of my head It’s something that’s bothered me a little - but it wasn’t until I watched  Children… Continue reading Generic but cute, ‘Children of Kamiari Month’ is a trope-filled story about grief

Studio Chizu

“Belle” is beautiful, heartbreaking and almost perfect.

I have been looking forward to seeing Mamoru Hosoda’s Belle ever since I’ve heard of its reception at the Cannes Film Festival. And I was not disappointed. I’ve heard the story, most often described as a modern-day retelling of Beauty and the Beast, but that only gives a bare outline of the story.  It’s much… Continue reading “Belle” is beautiful, heartbreaking and almost perfect.

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“Aggretsuko” Season 4 is all over the place

This season suffers the odd mix of continuity, comic book time, and an aversion from straying too much from the status quo.

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Most Disappointing Shows of 2021

The Promised Neverland - Season 2 They skipped over the most beloved part of the original manga and tried to fit several dozen chapters into one season. Everything was rushed and the final episode was like 90% still images with narration. Yasuke This series is so similar to the Bright anime that honestly, I keep… Continue reading Most Disappointing Shows of 2021

Anime, Film, Other, Studio Ghibli

In Celebration of the 20th Anniversary of”Spirited Away”

While Avatar: The Last Airbender deserves a lot of credit for getting me into animation...There is another piece of media that deserves to be mentioned. And considering it just celebrated its 20th anniversary this month, it seems like the right time to discuss Spirited Away. I first saw the movie when I was about 10… Continue reading In Celebration of the 20th Anniversary of”Spirited Away”